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Afghanistan National Demographic and Family Guidance Survey 1972-1974


General Info
Original or alternative title 
National Demographic and Family Guidance Survey of the Settled Population of Afghanistan
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1972 - 12/1974
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of this survey was to gather statistical data on population size, sociodemographic characteristics, and family planning knowledge and practices to inform future social and economic planning.  Data were collected with interviews using two questionnaires, the Household Interview Schedule (HHIS) and the Pregnancy History Interview Schedule (PHIS). Interviews were conducted in approximately 21,000 households, collecting data from approximately 120,000 participants.